Friday, February 27, 2015

Davis Bayou & Biloxi, MS 2/23-25/2015

On the road again Tuesday Feb. 24
Our excitement for the day was a hike down to the bayou.  This little critter was on the bridge post.  I guess he was looking for some warmth.  Brr...  It's been chilly but nothing like back in Illinois.  Across the road we saw two turtles in the water but couldn't see the alligator who hangs our in the area.  Back at the campground we talked to a couple who had seen the alligator.   This was a day to get some housekeeping done and read and relax.  We stayed again at Davis Bayou Campground.

On the road again Wednesday Feb. 25.  It's a rainy, rainy day so a good day to get my hair cut.
We had lunch at Half Baked Oysters in Biloxi, MS.  Being from the Midwest we are not used to eating oysters.  Phil has never had them and I only once and they were fried in a sad.  Someone suggested this place and YES, they were delicious.  We got the sampler:  3 Oysters Rockefeller, 3 Orleans, 3 charbroiled and 3 Bienville.  We also had gumbo.  It's amazing that each time we have gumbo it is different.  Very tasty and lots of seafood.
Since it was a rainy day it was a good day to go to the Biloxi Visitors Center.  Here's the famous Biloxi Lighthouse.  It's the only lighthouse that has a four lane highway traveling past it.
My photo of a picture of Walter Anderson in his special room.  Still marvel at his work and glad we went to his Museum in Ocean springs.
Throughout the Gulf Coast are amazing sculptures from the trees damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
More Katrina artwork.

It was hard to get decent photos because of the light coming through the windows.  The Visitors Center had a very thorough exhibit on the people living in this area throughout the years.  Lots of information on lumbering, seafood industry and the many ethnic groups who have settled here.
Pierre LeMoyne Sieur d'Iberville was sent by King Louis XIV to find the mouth of the Mississippi River.  His landing on the Biloxi peninsula in 1699 started the colonization of the Mississippi coast and the Louisiana Territory.

We visited with Catherine and Clause from Toronto at the Visitors Center.  We had met them earlier in the day at Walmart.  They have been traveling in a Roadtrek for 21 years.  What interesting trips they have done:  to the Baja peninsula numerous times as well as throughout the U.  S. & Canada.

We stayed in the parking lot of the Golden Nugget Casino.

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